Race to the End of the World

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Oct 27, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 276 pages
A map of the world? Why did the King need one of those? Besides, everyone knew that if you went too far in either direction you'd fall off the edge, and if that didn't kill you Genesi the dragon of death would be waiting. The King is determined to discover what lies beyond the known world, and has promised a handsome prize to the ship's captain who can bring him a map of the whole globe. To do that, they'll need mapmakers - and 14 - year - old Quinn is shocked to be one of the chosen. While his older brothers long for adventure, Quinn is content with a quiet life on the farm, but when word of his special talent gets out, he has no choice but to pack his bags and join the mismatched crew of slaves and stowaways on board the Libertas. The other competitors will do anything to win, but the greatest danger may come from the strange sea monster hot on their tail or the mysterious unchartered lands for which they are bound. Nobody knows what lies off the edge of the map, but Quinn is about to find out that it's more than anyone bargained for . . .

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About the author (2014)

A. L. Tait is an Australian author. She writes across a wide variety of subjects. The Mapmakers Chronicles is her first series of books for children and includes the titles Race to the End of the World, Prisoner of the Black Hawk, and Breath of the Dragon. She writes non-fiction for adults under the name Allison Tait. Her books include Career Mums, Credit Card Stressbusters: Slash Your Credit Card Debt in 90 Days, and Get Paid to Write: The Secrets of Freelance Writing Success. She also maintains a blog and newsletter.

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